Find a new hobby, make new friends, give back to the community and get more out of
your college experience!
The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is home to a variety of student-run
organizations that help students grow personally and professionally.
HRSM ambassadors represent the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management
and assist with the planning and staffing of many college events including conferences,
alumni, and recruiting. These star students serve as brand champions for the college
and share information to help other students and visitors learn more about all that
HRSM has to offer.
Club Manager's Association of America
The university chapter of this national organization is dedicated to helping students interested
in a career in club management. The club provides members with access to events and
activities such as field trips to golf and country clubs, guest speakers, regional
meetings and participation in national CMAA events.
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/cmaa
Collegiate DECA at UofSC
This business-minded organizations prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in
marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Students compete for top international
honors in one of 25 different competitions, including retail management, event planning,
hotel and lodging, restaurant and foodservice management, travel and tourism, fashion
merchandising and marketing, and sports and entertainment marketing. To learn more,
visit our national website: www.deca.org/college-programs.
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/deca
Country Music Association Education (CMA EDU)
An extension of the Country Music Association, this student organization gives students
a better understanding of the music industry, specifically the country genre. For
students who are interested in a career in the music or entertainment industry, CMA
EDU provides valuable opportunities to explore the field, network with industry professionals,
and build a resume through volunteer and project participation.
Fashion Board at USC is a student organization committed to helping its members achieve
both personal and professional growth in the fashion, beauty and retail industries
through collaborations with local retailers and hands-on fashion-related experiences.
Each spring, Fashion Board proudly hosts UofSC Fashion Week, which includes industry
guest speakers, a student designer showcase, and a runway finale show. Fashion Board
is open to students of all majors and members meet every other Wednesday evening.
To become an official member, you must pay dues here.
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/fashionboardatusc
HRSM Global Community Club
The HRSM Global Community club is a community of international and American students
dedicated to cross cultural awareness. Cultural diversity and dialogue among students
of different nations will promote and enhance international cooperation in the College
of HRSM. Students in this club will become more effective communicators and leaders.
Cultural awareness and intercultural friendships will be fostered through this club
to promote growth, success, and networking.
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/hrsm_gcc
National Retail Federation
The student chapter of this national industry organization provides talented students
interested in retail with unique educational and scholarship programs, networking
opportunities and access to the latest industry news and research.
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/nrfatusc
For more information, contact the Department of Retailing: 803-777-4846
Restaurant and Lodging Association
The Restaurant & Lodging Association is a new club on campus open to all majors that
strives to help students explore the restaurant and hotel industry both professionally
and creatively. Our mission is to provide students with opportunities that will advance
their knowledge of the industry and prepare them to succeed!
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/rlaatuofsc
Sigma Psi Mu
Individually Strong, Together Powerful
Sigma Psi Mu is a co-ed professional fraternity for sport and entertainment management
majors, founded at the University of South Carolina. It was organized to provide a
platform for highly-involved and academically gifted SPTE students. It is our mission
to grow our brotherhood through professional development, social bonding, and real-world
networking opportunities. We do so in order to prepare and develop professionally
for a career in the sport, entertainment and venue industries. Sigma Psi Mu strives
to benefit not only its members, but all University of South Carolina SPTE students,
staff, and faculty. Sigma Psi Mu assists the College of HRSM in continuing to develop
industry-ready sport, entertainment and venue professionals.
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/spm
Theme Park and Attractions Club
Get an inside look at how theme parks and attractions are operated and managed. The
club hosts guest speakers, takes field trips and discusses different topics at bi-weekly
meetings which enhance club members' understanding of the industry.
For additional information on one of the thousands of other student-run organizations
at the University of South Carolina, visit the USC Student Life Office or check them out via social media.